Driving Tips For Canadian Winters - The winter survival kit
Winter-ready your car
This would be a good time to invest in winter tires. They offer better grip on slippery roads so you’ll feel safer and more in control when winter breaks loose. Keep your gas tank full to increase the vehicle’s weight and decrease the chance of skidding and the chance of your fuel tank freezing. Also, don’t forget to do maintenance checks on the engine, battery, etc. before the season begins.
Emergency kit - your car’s new winter friend
There’s more to emergency car kits than a first aid set. Keep these items in your car at all times during the winter months. An emergency kit can be bought in-store or you can make one on your own. An exhaustive emergency kit could include:
Slush, snow, frost, blizzards, freezing rain, black ice, cold snap. Don’t feel intimidated by Canada’s colourful winter vocabulary. Instead, learn to drive with utmost caution.
Weather-watch like a hawk
Some people can’t begin the day without breakfast. A Canadian doesn’t head out before checking the weather. With the full day’s forecast ahead of you it becomes easier to plan and avoid any bad weather driving. You’ll feel more confident on the road with these pointers under your belt. Remember to prepare for the worst, and with time, you will learn to maneuver winter driving safely.